Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars.
Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars is a multi-year project dedicated to building an all night, outdoor performance gathering.
The work includes in equal measure: making quilts, performance, storytelling, song, and a night outdoors under the sky. It relies upon people coming together to voice intentions, witness, work, experience time, rest, and imagine.
For this project I was asked by dancer and choreographer Emily Johnson to design and manage the process of creating a series of 84 quilts equaling out to 4,000 sq/ft that would be used in an all night outdoor dance performance.
I wanted to create a piece that was bold in its presence emphasizing that we are on Indigenous land. The quilts are created in a modular fashion by sewing together 5"x5" squares. These quilt squares were gathered